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Bethany Erickson

Eyebrow Raising Historical Shelter in Key West

By Bethany Erickson | November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Depending on how old you are, the mention of Key West, Florida, either makes you think of Ernest Hemingway, Tennesee Williams, or Jimmy Buffet — the celebrities who have, at various points in time, made the island home.  Discovered by Ponce de Leon, Key West was claimed by Spain in 1513 and named Las Martines. […]

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Vacasa Picks Up Wyndham Vacation Rentals

By Bethany Erickson | November 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vacation rental management platform Vacasa announced that it acquired Wyndham Vacation Rentals from Wyndham Destinations for $162 million, financed through a combination of $156 million cash and $10 million in Vacasa equity. Never heard of Vacasa? The company has been making inroads in the vacation home market since 2009, focusing on short-term rental management and, […]

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Snag the Jersey Shore Home of Joe Pesci, if You Have the Clams

By Bethany Erickson | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joe Pesci is putting his Jersey Shore mansion up for sale, but to have any Positraction (see what we did there?) in the exchange, you’ll need $6.5 million. Realtor.com had the story first – the Oscar-winning actor with a long line of quotable movie roles was hanging a for sale shingle out on his Lavallette, […]

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You’ll Want to Play Ball With This Cooperstown Farmhouse

By Bethany Erickson | November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For baseball fans, the pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York, is considered to be something of a must-do. Between the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the incredible sundry of other museums and historical places to visit and shop, the village of Cooperstown is an idyllic location for a second home. Take, for instance, […]

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Demand for Vacation Homes Up, says NAR

By Bethany Erickson | November 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Thanks to deeper pockets and low mortgage rates, more people are buying vacation homes – boosting both demand and price, revealed the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 U.S. Vacation Home Counties Report. The median sales price in vacation home counties increased at a pace of 36 percent in the five years between 2013 and 2018 […]

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The Surprisingly Modest Starter Home of Russell Westbrook

By Bethany Erickson | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just a scant couple of weeks after showcasing the expansive Park City, Utah, home of NBA legend Michael Jordan, we find ourselves in Edmond, Oklahoma, gazing a the surprisingly – and substantially – more modest home of former Oklahoma City Thunder point guard (now with the Houston Rockets) Russell Westbrook. Westbrook, according to sports news […]

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